By Lorelai Trahan. Modern Sideboard. Published at Monday, February 05th, 2018 - 10:03:30 AM.
What makes sideboards pleasing to the eye is how they are crafted from eye-catching materials. For example, you can purchase one that is built from pine that features elegant accents, carvings, and is then finished in a rich dark brown stain with antique style hardware used to cap off its appearance. Or, you can get another that is built from maple that has a very clean, sleek look to its finished in a bold black paint with a slight shimmer that is then paired with chrome finished hardware. They can be made from other materials and have different finishes as well, but for time's sake, we'll just mention the above ones.
Sideboards also come with interesting detailing that could add certain resplendence to your space. Carved wood, borders on the cupboards, and ornate embellishments and fixtures can make it look fancy, as per your choosing. In order add richness to your room, pick something with handles of the drawers and cupboards made be classic brass, or even in cut-glass or crystal, for a more delicate look. However, if you want a minimal look, a plain sideboard with borderless cupboards and drawers would be the best bet. Whatever your choice, remember that solid wood offers the kind of sophistication that nothing else can!
Modern sideboards are typically purchased together with the dining set to achieve a perfect match but if your dining room is already furnished that does not mean that you cannot incorporate a sideboard. Finding one that comes in an identical design and colour as the existing furniture is virtually impossible, especially if you have it for quite some time already. There are, however, many sideboards which can easily be combined with just about every existing furniture regardless of its style and colour.
Once the dishes were washed and dried, the oak sideboard would also be the storage place between meals. The structure of the sideboard was generally five to six-feet in length by eighteen inches deep by thirty-eight to forty-one inches tall. The height was configured to the waist height of the hostess, for the top of the sideboard had to coincide with her ability to carry platters of food to and from the furniture piece. The sideboard had cabinets in the main trunk of the piece with at least one and generally two drawers. The top had to be completely flat without any interruption of its surface as it was the main staging area for serving.
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